Category Archives: Press Releases

ABP Meats Chief Executive plans to scrap meagre Covid premium to low pay meatpacking workforce is a disgraceful act of corporate greed

Frontline Meatpackers at ABP Craigavon who continued to work despite Covid-19 pandemic threat to sector left deeply angered over threat to pull premium of a mere tenner a day Workers continue to face extra Covid costs due to lack of … Continue reading

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Draft Government Programme considers applause and platitudes good enough for workers

June 19th: Unite, which represents workers in all sectors throughout Ireland, has said that the draft programme for government negotiated by Fine Gael, Fianna Fail and the Green Party would see Ireland continuing to be run in a manner that … Continue reading

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Bord na Mona: Peat harvesting suspension must be accompanied by clear roadmap to protect jobs and earnings

New Government parties must firm up on programme commitments to Midlands Workers must be central to proposed Just Transition Commission June 17th: Responding to the news that Bord na Mona is to suspend peat harvesting, trade union Unite – which … Continue reading

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Regional Secretary of Unite, Jackie Pollock, seeks urgent meeting with Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill on response to Aerospace crisis

Union says that future of this vital pillar of Northern Ireland economy hangs in the balance Government must enforce transition to higher fuel economy aeroplanes to stimulate demand and stabilise employment Unite the union Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock writes to … Continue reading

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Urgent strategy needed to defend Northern Ireland’s Aerospace sector in face of mass jobs threat

Bombardier plans for 600 redundancies comes only days after similar announcements elsewhere in sector Stormont Executive challenged over inaction in face of mounting threat to vital Aerospace sector Reacting to today’s huge job loss announcement by Bombardier, Susan Fitzgerald, Unite … Continue reading

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